A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France.
These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc.
The collection will include The Mistletoe Bride, La Fille de Melisande, Red Letter Day, The Lending Library, The House on the Hill…
Stories read by Simon Russell Beale and Sian Thomas and author's notes and introductions read by Kate Mosse.
©2013 Mosse Associates Ltd (P)2013 Orion Publishing Group
Very highly and I will definitely listen again.
Maybe the Mistletoe Bride, but really my favourite was the Kate Mosse herself. I was extremely interested in listening to the author's notes.
I wouldn't say an extreme reaction but most of the stories evoked emotions within me.
I loved the author's belief in the importance of history as told through the lives of everyday people, rather than solely political or royal figures.
superb gothic stories
Every story had a character you wanted to know about. Some genuinely moving stories. I enjoyed Kate Mosse 's personal insights.
Sian Thomas has a gorgeous voice, nothing overdone just gorgeous
I enjoyed the atmosphere that the music brought to bring it together.
This is a perfect winter listen, I shall listen to it many times.
"Mystical, atmospheric, perfect for Christmas..."
...but ..... I've removed one star for the author's notes delivered after each story, which more than slightly spoiled the atmosphere created by each of these very well written and well delivered stories. If there was any way these could be optional, e.g. together as a chapter at the beginning or right at the end?
I really enjoyed most of these stories and found them quite enthralling, one or two were a bit uneventful and similar to other stories but most very original and intriguing.
I have never read anything by Kate Mosse before but this has made me want to read some of her other books.
This is a lovely collection of short stories with haunting themes not, I'm glad to say of the haunting variety, but more mysterious. All of them were beautifully written and well read.
"Great read, keeps you wanting more."
I really enjoyed these stories, coming from many countries you really hear quite a few different tales. This rates quite highly in my listening experience.
The Mistletoe Bride story was new to me, I really enjoyed it and it does make you think.
I did like the story of the man having a car accident and the subsequent story once he had picked up the injured party.
Now you didn't expect that did you.
Kate Mosse certainly does know how to tell a tale, on the strength of her Labyrinth books I've just visited Carcassonne and could see how it inspires her. I did feel I knew the area and some of these tales could have been written about the area. Well worth frequent listens.
"Wonderful book I loved listening to it."
I have loved reading everyone of Kate Mosse's books but this was the first book I listened too and for me it was one of the best.
The Winter Ghost
The tone and quality of her voice.
When the lady was found behind the secret opening in the wall by the maid.
Please Kate can we have another book of short stories very soon.
"One story is just like the next."
The mistletoe bride was enjoyable - unfortunately the following bored me.
More variety on the stories.
This is the 4th book I have 'read' by Kate Mosse. I really loved Labyrinth and Sepulchre however all of Kate's books seem to have the same back ground and the south of France setting gets boring.
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